WSDA was awarded two of the golden trophies — one for The Source, our members-only business resource site — for Excellence in Member-related Services/Benefits. "We've been fortunate that our members and their staff embraced The Source from the start — using it as one of their primary business resources on the web," said Kainoa Trotter, WSDA's Vice President of Communications. The second Golden Apple was awarded for "WSDA Advocates for Stronger Dental Safety Net" in the category of Legislative Achievement. Vice President of Government Affairs Bracken Killpack said, "I’m proud that the ADA recognized our dental leaders and grassroots advocates for working to improve the dental safety net and navigating complex policy issues. The rest of the dental community often looks to Washington for our innovative strategies and ideas."
Huey, former president of the Kitsap County component, won the Golden Apple for the category of Excellence in Science Fair Program Support and Promotion for his continued work in organizing and promoting the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. He has been one of the driving forces in the promotion of the fair for years, which awards more than $1 million each year. The event is open to all students in grades 1-12. Last year, more than 500 students from 19 counties in Washington participated in the annual event. In past years, students from Washington State have been featured in Popular Science, and have been recognized by Broadcom Masters, NASA, and at ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair).